How to Enable Hibernate in Windows 10

Hibernate mode is very useful for those who want to turn off their computer without leaving the progress of their works inside the Windows. As sleep mode just holds the PC by keeping it powered on and consumes some amount of power, Hibernate mode does the same without using any power but actually in a state of shutdown. It saves all your data in virtual memory and take you back to where you left when your PC turned on.

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By default, Windows comes with the Hibernate mode turned off. Users can’t see it from the power options menu where we see the Shutdown and Restart options. To make it visible, you have to manually enable it from the control panel. If you are a windows 10 user and want to enable the Hibernate option, Here is a quick and easy guide on How to enable Hibernate in Windows 10. Carefully follow the steps given below, to make it possible to Hibernate your windows 10 PC.

Steps to Enable Hibernate Option in Windows 10

  1. Go to Control Panel and Choose Power Options.
    Enable Hibernate in Windows 10
  2. On the next screen, Select Choose what the power buttons does option.
    Enable Hibernate in Windows 10 - Step 2
  3. Check the Box namely Hibernate under the Shutdown options.
    Enable Hibernate in Windows 10 - Step 3
  4. If you are unable to change the option, you need to click on the Change settings that are currently unavailable option by scrolling up.
    Enable Hibernate in Windows 10 - Step 4
  5. Then, Scroll down again and Check the Hibernate option.
  6. Click on Save Changes button and the Hibernate option will be available from now.Enable Hibernate in Windows 10 - Step 5
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Now, you have successfully turned on the Hibernate option, and you will be able to Hibernate your windows 10. You could resume it anytime as you wish. Even your computer is completely shutdown, the windows will resume the last session if you’ve hibernated.

Be aware that the Hibernate mode will reduce the system speed a very little. If you are frequently left of your PC in every day and will resume it after a very short time, it is better to choose the Sleep mode instead of the hibernation. If you are one of those who left their sessions and only resume it after some hours or days, it is better to go for the hibernate option. Hibernating your computer won’t affect any of your system peripherals or softwares, it is a quite good option as the Shutdown and Restart option. If you prefer, you could always go for that.

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